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Kaka Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Kaka Point Surf Guide

Kaka Point in Catlins is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

Kaka Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kaka Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kaka Point occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:
New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Kaka Point sea temperature, Kaka Point photographs, Kaka Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kaka Point webcams, current wind from Catlins live weather stations and Kaka Point tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kaka Point

Kaka Point Surf:

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 04:16 Local time
Saturday 08
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 16 17 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
W 20
W 20
Wind State off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Nugget Point, New Zealand, 5 km from Kaka Point.

IS AT (local time)

Kaka Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NuggetPointAws, 5 km from Kaka Point.

fresh winds from the WSW

no report
Air temperature
4.7 °C

Current weather near Kaka Point

Overall Kaka Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Kaka Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Kaka Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Kaka Point Location Maps

Kaka Point Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Catlins surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Kaka Point

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kaka Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kaka Point:

Tide stations nearest to Kaka Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Nugget Point
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Waipapa Point
    48 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    49 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Port Chalmers
    58 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Otago Harbour Entrance
    62 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kaka Point is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kaka Point is Invercargill Airport (IVC), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kaka Point and is 188 km (117 miles) away.
Kaka Point break location map and break info